Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Columbus Short will not be returning for the fourth season of our favorite show Scandal. Olivia Pope didn’t even have a chance to fix this.
Short, who is allegedly dealing with some scandalous personal issues of his own, released the following statement via his publicist:
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”
My question as a Gladiator to Prophetess Rhimes: How will you write Harrison off the show and please explain why is Quinn still here? Quinn has served her purpose, or lack thereof, for three seasons and I don’t think the fans can tolerate her for another season. #imjustsaying.